Our Team

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Nordic Baroque Dancers consists of members with diverse backgrounds and experience from different genres, but with a high level of specialization in dance from the 17th and 18th centuries. We collaborate with choreographers, musicians, artists and organizers who share our view on the baroque arts as highly relevant to us today.

Karin Modigh

Karin Modigh

Company Director, Choreographer, Dancer

Queen Christina, The Baroque Dances on Board, Pygmalion & Anacréon (choreographer and dancer)
Armide, Impeded Love, Don Juan (dancer)

Bio

Karin Modigh recieved her initial dance training at the University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden, before embarking on her quest to discover the heart of baroque dance in France under the tutelage of, among others, Marie-Geneviève Massé, Françoise Denieau, Irène Ginger and Béatrice Massin. She has also studied musicology, and theatre and dance studies at Stockholm University. Karin is based in Paris and pursuing an international career as dancer, choreographer and teacher specialized in early dance. She has among others performed with Compagnie l’Eventail/M-G Massé (Don Juan at the Drottningholm Theatre and Les Ballets de Noverre at Opéra Royal de Versailles and Opéra Comique de Paris), Corpo Barocco/S. T’Hooft (Radamisto at Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, Amadigi at Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and Odeo at Festival van Vlaanderen Antwerpen) and Boston Early Music Festival Dance Ensemble/C. Copeland/C. Fittante (Niobe and Almira). She has also choreographed for Vadstena-Akademien, Royal Festivals of Stockholm, Operabyrån, Nomo Daco/Umeå 2014 and Stockholm Early Music Festival. Furthermore, Karin holds a dance teacher diploma and has been teaching at the Ballet Academy and the University Colleges of Dance, Music, and Opera in Stockholm. In 2012 she received the Swedish Early Music Award for her efforts to promote baroque dance in Sweden.

Karin is based in Paris, France. www.karinmodigh.eu

Celia Berndtzen

Celia Berndtzen

Dancer

Impeded Love, Don Juan

Bio

Celia Berndtzen got her dance education at the Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg and at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm (2000-2005). She has danced choreographies by Alexander Ekman, Sebastian Prantl, Joseph Sturdy, Gun Lund and Ivo Cramér, among others. In 2011 she took part in Nordic Baroque Dancers’ collaboration with Compagnie l’Eventail at Drottningholms Slottsteater, where she danced choreography by Marie-Geneviève Massé. 2014-2016 she danced in Kristina från Duvemåla at the Göteborg Opera and at Circus in Stockholm. Celia has choreographed many pieces of her own, which have been shown at Moderna museet in Stockholm, the centre of contemporary art in Gothenburg and at Malmö Sommarscen, often in collaboration with musician Xenia Kriisin. Celia received a grant from the Friends of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre in 2009 and was also the winner of the choreography competition at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in 2008 and 2009.

Celia is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Caroline Copeland

Caroline Copeland

Dancer

Armide

Bio

Caroline Copeland is an associate director of the New York Baroque Dance Company and has performed with the troupe throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the Drottningholm Theater, the International Händelfestspiele Göttingen, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival. In 2000, Caroline joined the Boston Early Music Festival as a a featured dancer and has also co-choreographed Steffani’s Niobe (2011) and Handel’s Almira (2013), and was the choreographer and assistant director to Gilbert Blin for Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (2015). As a soloist, Caroline has collaborated with many early music groups around the US and Europe and her choreography has been presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Public Theater, and the Philipszaal in the Hague. She has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and in Yvonne Rainer’s iconic works Trio ‘A’ and Chair/Pillow at DiaBeacon with the Sarah Lawrence Dance Project.  Caroline has taught master classes in baroque dance and gesture at colleges and universities across the United States. She received a MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches ballet at Hofstra University.

Caroline is based in New York City, US. www.carolinecopeland.com

Noah Hellwig

Noah Hellwig

Dancer

Armide, Queen Christina, Impeded Love, Don Juan

Bio

Noah Hellwig comes from Stockholm, where he started his dance education in 2000 at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. In 2010 he received a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance & Performance from Central School of Ballet. Noah has danced with Ballet Ireland in Romeo & Juliet (2010 and 2012), Scheherazade (2011) and Cinderella – After the ball (2013). He took part in the collaboration between Nordic Baroque Dancers and Compagnie l’Eventail at Drottningholms Slottsteater in 2011, danced in Julius Caesar at Folkoperan in 2012 and performed Renaud in Renaud et Armide with Compagnie l’Eventail at Opéra de Versailles and Opéra Comique de Paris in 2012. During 2013 and 2014 he danced in several productions with Pasodos Dance Company, Weld Company, Nomo Daco, Theater Lüneburg and with Nordic Baroque Dancers in Impeded Love by Ivo Cramér. In 2010 Noah received both the Central School Award for Choreography and Ballet Central Award. He was also he first prize-winner at Central Friends Trust Awards, with a solo of his own. Noah is currently studying for a Master’s degree in choreography at the University College of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.

Noah is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Guillaume Jablonka

Guillaume Jablonka

Dancer

Armide

Bio

Guillaume Jablonka trained as a ballet dancer in Strasbourg, made his debut in Hannover and then moved to Lille and Ballet du Nord under the direction of Jean Guizerix and Wilfride Piollet. He discovered baroque dance while working for Company L’Eventail (Marie-Geneviève Massé), and then performed with Ensemble Donaïres (Ana Yepes) and as a soloist in Sigrid T’Hooft’s choreographies for Radamisto by Händel. In 2006 Guillaume founded the company Divertimenty, for which he works as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. His most recent choreographies are the pantomime ballet Little Red Riding Hood for Festival Baroque de Pontoise (2014) and The Venetian Ballet Backstage for Opéra Comique de Paris (2015). He also conducts research, mainly focusing on reconstruction of the divertissements and the pantomime ballets of the 1782 Ferrère manuscript.

Guillaume is based in Paris, France. www.divertimenty.org

Robert Le Nuz

Robert Le Nuz

Dancer

Armide

Bio

Trained in dance by Wilfride Piollet, Jean Guizerix, Stéphane Prince and Susanne Stortz, Robert Le Nuz graduated as a physiotherapist in 1996 and as a ballet teacher in 2004. As a professional dancer, he has performed at the Comédie-Française and the Paris Opéra, as well as on tour in France and across Europe. He works regularly with baroque dance choreographers such as Marie-Geneviève Massé/Compagnie L’Eventail (Don Juan and Voyage en Europe) and Gudrun Skamletz (Cadmus et Hermione), and has equally worked with Françoise Denieau (Rameau – maître à danser, Vénus et Adonis and Rinaldo). As assistant to the choreographer in opera productions, Robert trains dancers and singers. As a disciple of Wilfride Piollet, he uses her method (Technique des Barres Flexibles) to teach in ballet academies, as well as dance institutions for qualified dance teachers. He also develops courses on anatomy and functional dance analysis for students and dance instructors.

Robert is based in Paris, France.

Andrea Miltnerová

Andrea Miltnerová

Dancer

Armide

Bio

Andrea Miltnerová is a British dancer and choreographer of Czech origin. In addition to her contemporary dance creations, Andrea specialises in baroque dance and its creative fusion with other techniques. She was born and trained in London and came to Prague to dance with the Ballet of the National Theatre. She also collaborates as a performer with various Czech and foreign choreographers.

Her contemporary dance solo Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina was selected by the prestigious European network Aerowaves as one of their priority performances for 2013, and has been successfully presented at numerous festivals and theatres throughout Europe.

Her deep interest in the baroque led her to collaborate on the reconstruction of baroque operas and to create her own performances based on movement analysis and ethnochoreographic research, for example The Baroque Body Revealed, Pentimento and Vertical Horizontal. She has worked as a director, choreographer and dancer with the early music ensembles Collegium 1704 and Collegium Marianum. She has danced in baroque operas at the National Theatre in Prague, at the baroque Castle Theatre in Český Krumlov, at the International Opera Festival Smetana’s Litomyšl and in festivals in Germany, Slovenia and Hungary. She regularly worked with French choreographer Françoise Denieau, performing in her productions throughout France, including Paris (Opéra Comique) and Versailles (Opéra Royale), in Luxembourg, Switzerland (Lausanne), London (The Barbican) and Moscow (Bolshoi).

Andrea is based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Adrian Navarro

Adrian Navarro

Dancer

Armide, Impeded Love, Don Juan

Bio

Adrian Navarro graduated at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim, Germany, and was a scholarship holder of the Dance Foundation Birgit Keil. He was dancing with aalto ballett theater Essen, the Gothenburg Ballet, Karlsruhe Ballet and Royal Swedish Ballet. He was working with choreographers such as Patrice Bart, Mats Ek, Chistian Spuck, Jorma Uotinen and Peter Wright. Already during his career as a classical and contemporary dancer his interest in Baroque dance has awakened which lead him to take part in workshops with Irène Ginger and Ana Yepes. In 2011 Adrian took part in the cooperation between Nordic Baroque Dancers and Compagnie L’Éventail and performed on this occasion Marie-Geneviève Massé’s Don Juan at Drottningholms Slottsteater. In 2012 he also danced in productions of the companies Corpo Barocco (Sigrid T’Hooft) and l’Éventail (Marie-Geneviève Massé), with which he performed Jason in Médée et Jason at Opéra de Versailles and Opéra Comique de Paris.

Adrian is based in Berlin, Germany.

Tove Skeidsvoll

Tove Skeidsvoll

Dancer

Impeded Love

Bio

Tove was educated at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm, and found baroque dance when she got to know Karin Modigh and her work in 2011. From the palette of being a contemporary dancer, she uses the synergy between the baroque and the contemporary fields of dance. Tove has worked with choreographers such as Malin Skoglund, Björn Säfsten and Claire Parsons (SE), Ina Christel Johannessen and Hege Haagenrud (NO), and Cao Duc Toan (VN). She has performed in the Nordic countries as well as Japan, Mexico and Italy. She is also a member of the dance collective Nomodaco, where she creates projects in different formats, and she has taken part in several works co-produced by NorrlandsOperan in Umeå. Tove enjoys working with film as well as stage, and is together with Petrus Sjövik director and dancer of Outside In, a dance film which has been shown on Swedish National Television and was elected Best Film at Dance for Camera West in Los Angeles 2012. She has received grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Sandrews Foundation, Fredrika Bremer Foundation and the Region of Västerbotten.

Tove is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lena Cederwall Broberg

Lena Cederwall Broberg

Rehearsal Director

Impeded Love

Bio

Lena Cederwall Broberg is artistic director and founder of the dance programme at Löftadalen Conservatory. She holds a degree in dance and dance pedagogy from the University College of Dance in Stockholm. She has a wealth of experience as a dancer and choreographer within modern/ contemporary dance, musicals, TV and family shows in Sweden. She also holds a choreology diploma in Benesh Movement Notation from the Royal Academy of Dance in London. For many years, Lena was the rehearsal director and assistant of Ivo Cramér, and today she is responsible for maintaining his artistic legacy through the Cramér Foundation.

Lena is based in Varberg, Sweden.

Camilla Kandare

Camilla Kandare

Researcher, Teacher

Queen Christina

Bio

Camilla Kandare is a historian and dancer/teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California, Riverside, and a degree in Dance Pedagogy with a specialization in Early Dance from the University College of Dance, Stockholm. Camilla has studied baroque dance in France, Italy, USA, and Sweden with teachers including Catherine Turocy, Cecilia Gracio Moura, Françoise Denieau and Nathalie van Parys. Between 2001 and 2009 she was at the Department of Dance, University of California Riverside, where among other things she taught dance and choreographed for the Collegium Musicum. Currently, Camilla teaches regular classes in baroque dance at Balettakademien, Stockholm. She is an internationally active researcher specializing on issues of embodiment and movement protocol in the seventeenth century, particularly in the context of Queen Christina of Sweden’s residency in Rome. Camilla also has long experience teaching mind-body exercise and has certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrokinesis, Garuda, and Yamuna Body Rolling.

Camilla is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Anna Karlander

Anna Karlander

Producer

Impeded Love

Bio

Anna has worked as producer at Dansens Hus in Stockholm and Dancenet Sweden. She also worked with educational programmes at the Dance Museum, The Royal Swedish Opera and Drottningholms Slottsteater, as well as the structuring of several dance archives. Most recently she spent a year as Regional Dance Advisor in Västerbotten, based at the NorrlandsOpera in Umeå. Anna has studied dance, theatre and art history at the Stockholm University. Anna gladly takes baroque dance classes in her spare time and is also able to read Feuillet notation.

Anna is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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